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Perinatal Health Services Program (PICHC)

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services – Perinatal Health Services Program is a project funded by NYSDOH under the grant Perinatal and Infant Community Health Collaborative. It is designed to improve the health of pregnant and parenting individuals and their families.

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Our Services

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Healthy Baby and Me

Healthy Moms equal Healthy Babies! The Perinatal Health Services Program provides pregnant, postpartum and parenting individuals with health education, linkage to insurance and medical care, connection to community resources and benefits programs, advocacy and support. Free and confidential services are provided in the client’s home by Community Health Workers who are knowledgeable, compassionate and empowering. Services are available to residents of Babylon, Brookhaven, Islip and Riverhead Townships. Bilingual workers available.

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Baby Talk

The health of our babies is every parent’s top priority. Community Health Workers provide home-visits to parents to provide one-to-one education, referrals and advocacy. Topics will include childbirth, newborn care, benefits of breastfeeding, Infant Milestones including Developmental Screenings for infants, Assistance and referrals for baby items and Equipment such as diapers, clothing and infant passenger car seats.

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Cribs For Kids

The Suffolk County Cribs for Kids Program is a Suffolk County Department of Health – Perinatal Health Services project that provides Pack n Plays to families that are enrolled in the Program and do not have a safe sleep space for their newborn. Recipients must demonstrate financial need for assistance. Families are provided with education about the ABC’s of Safe Sleep: Babies should sleep Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib!

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